You know how we like to keep you abreast of fashion news. In this ever-changing, kinetically charged culture we live in, news of all types comes and goes, dies-on-the-vine pretty much the minute it surfaces and none quicker then what is happening with moda, fashion, 时尚, mode whatever you want to call it. So here is a round-up of stylish doings for mid-April 2017.
None other than old Von Gutenberg friend, top latex designer, colleague Dawnamatrix was featured in a long wonderful piece about what they do, how they do it, and how it relates to the current music scene. The Shira Karsen interviewer/article just posted at Billboard.com and you can find it here: http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/lifestyle/7751614/the-latex-fashion-designer-to-the-stars. When anybody from the V.G. family makes news like this, we really do love boasting about it.
As quickly as designer Zara posted their “Pepe the Frog” skirt for sale, they took the denim skirt sporting the infamous frog heads down. As one might recall this particular frog head with glasses became a symbol for a specific ultra-arm of one political party during the Trump-Clinton election cycle. People have seemingly not forgotten who the frog was adopted by and Twitter was alive with objections to Zara’s new wardrobe piece. Enough objections that Zara pulled the skirt.
In another ‘pulled’ add this week-pulled for different reasons then poor Pepe-Rimmel London gave in to pressure over what eagle-eye watchers were calling a misleading mascara add with model Cara Delevingne in the main offending role. UK’s Advertising Standards Authority ruled to ban the ad, saying that Delevingne is seen sporting false eyelashes and fillers to them, while selling Rimmel’s line of mascara, Scandaleyes Reloaded. As the add “didn’t say Delevingne had also been given individual lash inserts to fill in gaps and that some lashes had been re-drawn in post-production” the BBC said, the add rings false on the seeming amazing properties of Scandaleyes Reloaded.